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Calathea Medallion- Calathea veitchiana

The Calathea Medallion is an instant head turner when caught on display. This dazzling tropical plant showcases an arrangement of large oval green leaves, marked with intriguing colours and patterns; it has a distinctive contrast with its purple undersides. As a tropical evergreen plant, they thrive indoors with medium to high humidity and with minimal care can be a centrepiece to your home or office.

Calathea Medallion leaves.

General Care

Sunlight

Medium to bright indirect light. Avoid placing your calathea plant under direct sunlight because it will burn the leaves.

Water

Deeply water roots with filtered room temperature water on a regular watering schedule, once a week. 

Humidity

Medium to higher humidity levels. Mist your Calathea Medallion plants often to keep it happy and healthy.

Soil

Use good quality potting mix in your garden pots.

Three Calathea Medallion seedling plants each with different accents of bright pink.

Common Problems

Calathea Medallion is prone to pests like aphids. mealybugs, and spider mites. To get rid of these bugs, bath your plants regularly by using a hose to wash these pests away. Another solution is to boosts the humidity by turning your humidifier on high or spraying your plant with water.

Symptom

Leaves curl or droop

Cause

Under-watered

Symptom

Fading leaf colours

Cause

Too much direct sun

Precautions

Non-toxic to animals and humans, but it is said that they're pretty tasty, so it's best to keep it away from your pets if you want your plant to live.